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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Overview .............................................................................................. 3


Chapter 2 Interface & Controls ............................................................................. 4
Interface .............................................................................................................. 4
MaxxAudio Views ................................................................................................. 5
Preset System...................................................................................................... 6
Headphones/External Speakers........................................................................... 7
Controls ................................................................................................................. 8

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Chapter 1 Overview
The ASUS ROG gaming series puts the power of Waves professional audio processing
in your hands. Technologies by Waves, recipient of a 2011 Technical GRAMMY award
honoring its innovative professional music production software, are heard on hit records,
major motion pictures, and top-selling video games the world over. Now, these same
cutting-edge audio tools are at your fingertips, providing unprecedented control over the
contours of your sound. The Waves MaxxAudio Master suite for the ASUS ROG Gaming
Series includes six intuitive precision processors that will improve every aspect of your
listening experience.

MaxxBass

MaxxTreble

MaxxEQ

MaxxDialog

MaxxVolume

MaxxTreble

From 4-way dynamics control and 10-band EQ with multiple filter types to psychoacoustic low frequency extension and multi-dimensional spatial enhancement,
MaxxAudio gives you instant access to the very same tools used day in and day out in
leading recording studios and production facilities. Whether you listen through
headphones or a full PA system, with Waves MaxxAudio, you'll experience sound that's
as good as it gets and then some.

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Chapter 2 Interface & Controls


Interface

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MaxxAudio Views
MaxxAudio Audio Wizard offers controls for essential functions such as turning
MaxxAudio on or off, and choosing operating modes.

Audio Wizard

MaxxAudio Advanced View unlocks the full power of MaxxAudio, enabling precision
EQ control, processor modifications, dynamic adjustments and much more. Advanced
view controls provide the means to make in-depth, surgical adjustments to all
MaxxAudio processor parameters.

Advanced View

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Preset System
MaxxAudio is custom-tuned for each individual ASUS ROG model, providing presets
designed by Waves audio engineers to realize the full potential of your ROG audio system
for a maximized gaming experience. At any time, these presets may be restored by
clicking the preset buttons.
Whenever MaxxAudio settings are modified, the Custom preset becomes active, while
preserving current user settings.

The ROG MaxxAudio GUI consists of 5 customized presets, each tuned differently to bring
out sonic nuances for specific gaming and multimedia content:

War Room for role-playing and strategy games.

Soundscape for sports, racing and flight simulator games.

Battlefield for first-person shooter and military games.

Action for action, adventure and racing games.

Multimedia for music, movies and web content.

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Headphones/External Speakers
To ensure optimal headphone and external speaker performance, MaxxAudio includes
specialized presets for external devices, categorized by device size.

The Headphones/External Speaker controls are grayed out by default, and become
active when an external jack is connected to the Line-out input.

The Speakers/Headphone display will show the currently active Output Mode. Whenever
an external output jack is detected, the Headphones/External Speakers Size controls
become active. Three speaker sizes are available: Small, Medium and Large.
When no external output jack is connected, the Headphones/Speakers Size control is
grayed out.

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Controls
MaxxBass virtual subwoofer technology uses the science of psycho-acoustics to
deliver deep, thundering lows that you can really feel. Unlike traditional bass boost
technologies which use EQ and can overpower your system, the patented MaxxBass
process utilizes the scientific principle known as the Phenomenon of the Missing
Fundamental to analyze audio content. Based on its calculations, MaxxBass delivers
perceived bass response up to 1.5 octaves below the speakers physical low frequency
limit. Best of all, the ROG MaxxAudio interface gives you hands-on control over your
frequency cutoff point and volume as well as the intensity of the MaxxBass effect.

MaxxBass Controls

Intensity determines the intensity of the MaxxBass effect.


Range: 0 to 100 (in increments of 1)

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MaxxTreble is an intelligent high frequency enhancement process that harnesses the


dual power of multiband compression and dynamic equalization. Once you define the
high end frequency range and the amount by which to accentuate, MaxxTreble works
behind the scenes to bring out every nuance of music and movies, with crisp,
breathtaking detail and unparalleled clarity.

MaxxTreble Controls

Intensity determines the intensity of the high frequency enhancement.


Range: 0 to 100 (in increments of 1)

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MaxxEQ is an advanced 10-band equalizer that gives you the power to shape your
sound with pinpoint precision. Based on Waves award-winning professional Q10
paragraphic processor, MaxxEQ features a full range graphic equalizer of audiophilequality, enabling users to further customize sound performance.

MaxxEQs ten bands are set to cover the entire frequency range; the left side of the
frequency range, starting at 31 Hz, covers low (bass) frequencies; the right side, ending
at 16 KHz, covers high (treble) frequencies. Midgrange is between 500 Hz and 2 KHz.

MaxxEQ Gain Controls

Band Gain determines the amounts of amplitude boost or attenuation for


its frequency range.
Range: +/- 18 dB (in increments of 0.1 dB)

Examples for typical EQ applications:

Raise the 63 Hz and 125 Hz faders to increase speakers bass


reproduction.

Raise the 8 kHz and 16 kHz faders to increase treble, for a sharper, clearer
sound.

Raise the 1 kHz and 2 kHz faders to boost the level of vocals and guitars
when listening to music.

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MaxxDialog is a powerful dialog booster that dramatically increases the detail and
definition of dialog levels. Based on Waves innovative Center technology, MaxxDialog
lets you adjust dialog levels in movies and games, relative to background content, so
you can bring the dialog up front and center, exactly where you want it. With
MaxxDialog, youll enjoy clear, intelligible dialog that doesnt disappear behind loud
music and special effects, without affecting the rest of your audio mix.

MaxxDialog Controls

MaxxDialog can boost or attenuate dialog levels; dragging the control knob to the
right will boost dialog levels, while dragging it to the left will reduce dialog levels.

Amount determines the amount of boost applied to center-panned content


(e.g., dialog). A setting of 0 results in no change; a setting of -50 mutes
center-panned content (like karaoke), while a setting of +50 adds about 6
dB to the center-panned content.

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MaxxVolume is a 4-way dynamics processor that works its magic using a combination
of high level compression, low level expansion, gating, and leveling, plus expert presets
designed by top sound engineers as well as customizable parameters for each function.
High level compression keeps louder sounds under control, while low level expansion
brings up the relative volume of quieter passages. MaxxVolumes noise gate silences
unwanted background and system interference, while its MaxxLeveler function
smoothes out volumes, automatically adjusting differences in level for richer performance
at all volumes. From program to program, station to station, song to song, just set it and
forget it; MaxxVolume will keep your levels in check.

MaxxVolume Controls
Active/Inactive toggles on/off the high-level volume boost and low-level compression
functions.

MaxxLeveler

MaxxLeveler is a transparent loudness stabilizer which smoothes inconsistent volumes.

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